Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill

4.1
637 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Le Pont de la Tour is a great option if you want a bit of luxury without breaking the bank. Overlooking Tower Bridge, complete with a riverside terrace and twisted French classics, the weekend brunch is not to be missed...
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm; 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Saturday: 12pm - 3pm; 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5.30pm - 9.45pm
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Phone number
020 7403 8403
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Julien Imbert
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Private Party Facilities
One private dining room sitting up to 20 people. One semi private dining room sitting up to 25
people. Restaurant can accommodate 110 sitting and 300 standing.
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Parking Details
Closest parking is Butlers Wharf 46-50 Gainsford Street London Southwark
SE1 2 NE
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Public Transit
Nearest Underground Stations
London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines) & Tower Hill (District & Circle lines)
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Entertainment
Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 637 People Are Saying
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SV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Casual and very nice place in front of Tamisa. Food food and reasonable prices.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my 2 teenage children for an early dinner as their mother was away. We had the pre theatre set menu, as our ideal mean is squid and then steak the menu. They were delighted by the meal and experience and I was delighted to take the credit and very reasonably priced.

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RB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Attended for our anniversary. Lovely bar, excellent service, ambience etc. However, not made aware that we would be sitting in the bar as opposed to restaurant when booking. Starters okay , though nothing out of the ordinary. Beef main course excellent, sides again nothing special. Expensive, but worth it for the atmosphere to a point ...

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AS
London
44 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With my new food intolerance it’s difficult to find things I’m able to eat. The chef was more than accommodating. I was able to still have the brunch set menus adapted for my diet. The service was impeccable. Love the bar area. Great ambiance. Will be back again soon!

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NF
London
24 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

£15 for 2 courses whilst looking at Tower Bridge! Good food, excellent service. Not my first visit and not my last!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. It was a bit more money than I expected.

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was really nice visiting this place. It was me and two friends with quiet celebration of one of them’s birthday. I totally forgot I promised to talk to them about who’s the birthday person. We even forgot it’s a birthday dinner. 😄 So when they came with the plate and the candle we were all puzzled for a while and pleasantly surprised. The desert was amazing. Not so impressed wit the rest but I’m a bit picky with food. We didn’t know what we want to drink so the watress suggested cocktails for me and one of the others. Mine was Amazing! Got it on my notes!

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C
London
24 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met up with an old friend from out of town and, following a leisurely stroll along the South Bank, had a late two course ‘Bon Brunch’ at Pont de la Tour. We readily accepted the offer of a table on the terrace, overlooking Tower Bridge and decided to have the inclusive Prosecco offer. We both went for the skate wing which was tasty and ‘meaty’ with some additional sides of broccoli and green beans. A very enjoyable and chilled afternoon.

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Always a favourite place of mine. The location makes it a bit special, good for a date or romantic meal. Great service in a nice room with attentive staff. I would recommend the restaurant for anyone who wants a nice intimate meal in surroundings that are a bit special. I have always had good experiences at Le Pont de la Tour and have been going there for 20 years.

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the set menu which was amazing value . Food was lovely .
The bar was fairly quiet but it was a Tuesday evening . However that meant that staff had time to attend to every detail - service was truly excellent .
Great evening . Thank you .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and will go again !

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Excellent service and value for money

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F
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We were pretty disappointed with the experience. I have been here a few times before and always enjoyed it. This time we had a Evening Statndard menu, which seems like amazing value, but the food was actually really basic and there was only a choice of 2 starters, as the squid was “finished” (even though we were dining at 6.15). The beetroot stater was meagre and underwhelming. My salmon muffin was like aaverage pub food. The service was slow and inattentive. Overall I was really disappointed with what has always been a great restaurant.

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LJ
London
31 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We booked for a mid-week lunch using the Evening Standard special offer but the menu was not given to us on arrival and we had to ask for it. There were 3 starters to choose from but the one we wanted, crispy squid, had run out which was a shame. Went for the ham hock terrine and beetroot tartare, both were OK but nothing special.

Choice of 3 main courses. We both went for the rump steak, which was absolutely divine. However, the deal(2 courses including a glass of wine for £15.00) didn't include sides so we had to pay £4.95 each for a small portion of fries to accompany the steaks. We thought this was a bit cheeky!

The setting is great- right overlooking the River Thames - and I would go back just for this. Had a good time overall and would recommend.

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SL
New York Area
314 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

My husband and I made a reservation at Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill after an event at The Tower of London. Unfortunately it was a very hot evening and the restaurant had no air-conditioning and it was smoldering inside. We asked to wait for a table outside or sit at dine at their higher end restaurant next door outside -- whichever had a table available first. Everyone else also wanted to be outside. The staff were overworked, hot but very professional and friendly. We did get a table outside after waiting at our original booking but the food was just ok. I can imagine how how the chefs were in the kitchen! I was disappointed.

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E
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside looking at Tower Bridge with a sunset behind is one of the joys of this restaurant. The steak was really good, let down by an odd beetroot-goat's cheese starter that looked like it was made in a Home Economics class by a 14 year old. Brilliant service, great location, wonderful ambiance.

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J
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Will gladly return the next time that we are in lovely London!

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MB
Lincolnshire
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great mid week supper sitting on the terrace with stunning views over the river. Fabulous value two course meal for only £15, with possibly the best calamari I’ve ever tasted.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful evening! Our waitress was incredibly calm despite having a large amount of tables and remained friendly and helpful throughout the service. The manager on duty was also very helpful and not afraid to roll up her sleeves and jump in to help. Both provided excellent service with a smile and it was very appreciated! Will be back soon!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

A very disappointing experience. I chose it because it looked nice online and thought the location was very special. We were in the brasserie which in fact was just an extension of the bar area. Service was slow. Food shockingly overpriced and not anything more than I could cook at home. £15 for a mediocre burger served with nothing. Had to pay extra for some chips! A cheap tiny risotto in what looked like a cereal bowl which was eaten in 30 seconds it was so small. Two baskets of bread cost £8. Feel conned and sad it was my son’s 18 birthday meal.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor service, sat for 5 mins then had to ask for menus and then for the wine list. The lady who sat us at our table should have handed these to us. Instead she chose to stand at her desk waiting for someone to walk through the door! I’ve dined here many times over the last few years and always enjoyed it but this time has put me off returning.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service and great views

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PR
Bedfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great find! Will definitely be back. The atmosphere and service were fantastic and the food was delicious.

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for a bottomless brunch in the Bar & Grill and the service and food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food, service and ambience are all great. The OpenTable set menu is quite limited. I was surprised that the only meat main course option was a croque monsieur. It was an amazing croque monsieur and tasted fabulous, but not what I was expecting as a main for a special meal.

Having a cocktail included made the meal great value and the apple martini was fabulous.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mum and Dad out for Mother’s day and really loved the three course brunch menu. The quality of food was consistently great, and the service struck a good balance of attentiveness and giving us space. Would recommend.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place service and food we were there celebrating our anniversary and we were recommended here and we couldn’t have been more impressed with everything
Thank you

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch
Very tasty good value with Open Table
Dont get carried away with cocktails though ! as we found out made it v very expensive !

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H
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Starters poor, main course much better, but almost empty at lunchtime.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Visits by the waiting staff to our table too frequent and therefore intrusive. £3.50 for four semi-dry slices of bread was ridiculous. However, nice ambience and the staff were well meaning.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was not the first time we went to this restaurant, but after this dinner I don’t think I will go back again. Service was really poor, just thinking to leave...We went for the menu and they didn’t have all the dishes available, so we didn’t have too much to choose. We need to remind them several times to get the drinks...It was a special occasion with friends, so I felt really embarrassed.

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j
London
27 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely venue with the added bonus of tremendous views of the Thames and Tower Bridge .

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ML
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It may have been that I had developed an impression of Le Pont de la Tour from walking past it and looking online, but I'm afraid it was quite different to how I expected it to be. The staff were wonderful, amiable, and prompt - I commend them. The food was enjoyable but not of the quality I was expecting. Suffice to say I will be returning but it won't be a main choice for the area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food, although the starters could have been more exciting. Pre-dinner cocktails were excellent. This place has, as the name indicates, a superb view of Tower Bridge and it is definitely their USP. Service was brilliant up to the moment when my friend had 4 glasses of wine accidentally tipped all over her but the complimentary champagne and the fullsome apologies did help to assuage her feelings! The outdoor terrace is cosy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There is a really lovely ambience to the bar and grill, relaxed and very comfortable. We had the Evening Standard menu which was excellent value for money . The mussels were delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly and helped to make our meal an even more enjoyable experience.
I will definitely return another time.

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NH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Le Pont de la Tour for brunch on Sunday. It was a special get together for friends and we paid the additional £17 for the bottomless mimosa/prosecco.
Service was outstanding . The maitre d' was knowldgeable and very helpful in recommending dishes and combinations and our waitress was friendly and efficient (especially in topping up our glasses which were never left more than A few sips 'empty'!)
The food was tasty and plentiful, we all enjoyed our dishes. Overall, it was a really excellent brunch experience and we will definitely return.

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always a pleasure to eat here, but I do not
agree with the service charge automatically added. I was charged another £20 for my food to
be brought to me!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My local is consistently good and staff are awesome

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really nice location and venue with a great view of Tower Bridge. Staff were all very friendly. It was very quiet but probably because we went on a Wednesday therefore not much ambience. Other than that great, and will definitely be returning on a weekend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything, the place is beautiful, the food its incredible!

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